lundi 7 juillet 2014

Week 04 - 2013

Prisoners’ News
A- Transfers
  • Student activist Amir Chamani was transferred from Tabriz Intel detention to Tabriz prison.
  • Human rights attorney Abdolfatah Soltani was transferred back to Evin 350 from Sina hospital.
  • Mehdi Tahaghoghi transferred to Rejaei Shahr  .

B- Arrests/Incarcerations
  • Reza and Ali Akbari Monfared (father and son) were arrested 2 weeks ago.
  • Bita Hedayati, Baha’i from Gonbad-e-Kavous, arrested.
  • Head of the Kurdistan human rights organization, Mohammad Sedigh Kaboudvand is back in prison, furlough was not extended.
  • Hana Koushkbaghi, Baha’i from Gonbad-e-Kavous, arrested.
  • Nahid Mahmoudi, Baha’i from Gonbad-e-Kavous, arrested.
  • Vesagh Sanaei, Baha’i from Gonbad-e-Kavous, arrested.
  • Furlough extension was denied, Nasrin Sotoudeh returned to prison.
  • Baha'i Shayda Taeeid was arrested in a raid of her home in Nour.
  • Mohammad Tavakoli, member of Teachers’ Union of Kurdistan, arrested.

C-Liberations
  • Sina Aghdasi, Baha’i, released on bail from Tabriz prison.
  • Journalist Bahman Ahmadi Amouee arrested June 09 released on his first furlough since arrest. Wife Zhila Baniyagoub is in prison.
  • Journalist Mahsa Amrabadi was released on furlough.
  • Masoud Bastani, released on furlough on bail.
  • Behrooz Ghobadi, brother of filmmaker Bahman, released from prison.
  • Iraj Najafabadi, workers’ rights activist, released on bail in Isfahan.
  • WomensRights activist and blogger Fereshteh Shirazi was released from prison.
  • Ahmad Zeidabadi, released on furlough on bail.

D-Other News
  • Hardline cleric A. Khazali met with his estranged son Mehdi Khazali in Evin Prison.

News of injustice in Iran
  • Vahid Asghari’s death sentence was confirmed - Case sent back to the Supreme Court again.
  • Siavosh Ghanbari was sentenced to 10 months on charges of collaboration with banned Kurdish group
  • Sentence of 1 year in prison upheld by Appeals for Afsaneh Toghi.
  • One public execution in Urmiah on Sunday.
  • 2 public executions in front of House of Artists in Tehran on Sunday.
  • 3 executions in Zahedan on Sunday.
  • Sentence of fingers amputation of a man convicted of burglary was carried out in public in Shiraz.
  • 3 executions on Tuesday.
  • One public execution on Wednesday.
  • One execution in Shahroud on Thursday.
  • One execution in Khorramdareh.
  • 3 executions in Chubin prison.

University – Culture
  • Graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi will debut her paintings in Paris this month.

Protests
  • Retired workers protest at Abadan Petrochemical Company.
  • Protest rally against layoffs at construction company Nasr Jihad.
  • Wave of large-scale protests at most major oil refineries.

Iran Economics
  • $1 over 3500 tomans again.
  • 87,000 retired steel workers have not been paid for the last 3 months.
  • 17 million Iranians to receive food coupons.

Politics in Iran
  • Ex-president Khatami strongly criticizes absence of free elections and political activities in Iran.
  • Political parties compelled to declare funding sources.
  • Parliament receives notice to impeach the Labor Minister.

Iran  abroad
  • Turkey lifts ban on Iranian cargo plane carrying 1.5 tons of gold from Ghana to Iran.
  • First visit to Iran by Russian interior minister since 1979 Revolution.
  • Majlis Speaker arrives in Sudan. He meets with Sudanese President.
  • China freezes $25 billions Iranian assets; they can be released against Chinese goods paid in Yuan.

Miscellaneous
  • A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Syrch near Kerman, cell communications cut, land line disruptions in the area.
  • Iran unveils machine for amputating thieves’ fingers.